“Technology is changing… Is Nagpur university prepared to adapt to it. University should know how it should go. Vice Chancellor’s have powers infested to them, you don’t have to go to mantrayalya every time to get things done. University is an autonomous body and it is responsible to implement reforms..”
This was the token of advice handed out, loud and clear to the university authorities on Saturday when Rajesh Aggarwal, Secretary of Information Technology & Chairman of Examination Reforms Committee aired his views at Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur university (RTMNU) seminar on ‘Road map to Examination Reforms’. A workshop on examination reforms for university officials was held at Neeri Auditorium.
For quite some time RTMNU has been contemplating reforms on its end, improvising the examination process, being one of them. The university is planning to implement the recommendations of Rajesh Aggarwal committee.
Aggarwal viewed that recommendations of the committee would drive the university towards revolutionary reforms.
“University should make online profile of the students as he enters into the system. Degrees should be made paper less, Degrees should be demat form. Results should be made easily available by SMS and on internet”, said Aggarwal while sharing some of his recommendations.
He suggested IT reforms in the form of E-scholarships, adding that online-applications on distance learning and even online exams possible.
“E-learing is the need of the the hour and the administration should shed inhibitions and apprehension regarding use of technology,” he said.
Anoop Kumar, Acting Vice Chancellor, RTMNU, informed that was working to arrive at the solutions for problems being faced in the system. “Not only problems must be discussed but we should find solutions and work on in collectively. These reforms will be positively pushed forward and implemented to the good of the university,” he exuded.
Former Pro-VC, Dr. Gauri Shankar Parashar, opined that the work of examination section is not that easy. “Round the year 225 days exams are occupied in some or the other examination. The examination section has to work under lot of pressure,” he said adding that IT Reforms is a good initiative, but while implementing it the facts should also not be ignored.
Senior Academician Dr.Baban Taywade said IT Reforms should be implemented taking into consideration the other factors also. University should also have financial strength to support such reforms.
Satish Wate, Director NEERI, said reforms must be such which ensures quality education and administration to the students.
Those prominently present on the dais were Anoop Kumar, Acting Vice Chancellor, RTMNU, Pro V.C.Dr. Vinayak Deshpande, Registrar, Dr. Ashok Gomashe, Former Pro-VC,Dr. Gauri Shankar Parashar, Dr.Baban Taywade and Satish Wate, Director NEERI.
Moiz Haqque , HOD, Dept of Mass communication conducted the proceedings of the function. Vilas Ramteke, COE, gave the vote of thanks.